I like the idea of using poems to add a third or even a fourth dimension to a picture or painting, taking the reader into the picture and sometimes back in time.
In the poems and verses I try to input verbal rhythms and speech patterns, tell a story or make comments about current events, political topics and day to day happenings. Sometimes humorous; sometimes sarcastic; and sometimes slightly poignant and sad ……
Much of my early life was spent living in Handsworth, a suburb of Birmingham in the UK and have since lived in a variety of locations varying from the water’s edge to bleak moorland; from villages to riot-torn Handsworth. I’m a news-addict with a deep interest in politics, and for a time was the Political Cartoonist for a respected Regional Daily Newspaper.
Poetry & Verse:
Book: 'Shoestring's Grand Tour'